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>>> does state law allow cities and counties to ban cannabis dispensaries? even though voters approve the use of medical marijuana? >> the legislature knows how to say, thou shalt not ban dispensaries. they didn't say that. >> that's the question before california's highest court this week. the ruling could have a huge impact on the state's massive medical marijuana industry. >>> job growth in silicon valley is outpacing the rest of the nation. but a new report says the income gap between rich and poor is widening. leaving some minorities behind. >>> with the number of people riding bicycles rising fast, san francisco planners roll out a multimillion dollar strategy to add bike lanes, parking stations and other improvements. we'll talk with the head of the san francisco bicycle coalition. >>> plus, california takes the first step to grant special protection to the ocean's top predator. coming up next. >>> good evening, and welcome to "this week in northern california." i'm scott shafer. well, we hoped we'd be talking about this week's super bowl victory parade for the san fran
, others that want to live in a city, live in a urban environment. don't want to get on a google bus and drive down 101 every day. google and others want to serve the population of their employees. it's food to have opportunities in both places. so this urban, i call them urban hipsters essentially want to stay in san francisco. they're opening offices here. >> does san francisco have a particular niche in the industry or not really? >> you know, it's not the device-heavy kind of cisco, the big data kind of things. it's more in the consumer space, mostly consumer, cloud is here, there's all kinds of companies like that that are here and are in the software or the app space. >> one of the other things that happened this week is texas governor rick perry was making a lot of news saying california's high taxes and tough environmental laws are going to make companies and rich people in the bay area want to move to texas. he's coming here to make this pitch. what are the chances of people en masse leaving silicon valley to go to texas? >> not so much. he makes a lot of noise all the time,
of a recent murder to protest gun violence in their city. >> stop the violence! stop the violence! do something! >> they call themselves s.a.v.e., an acronym for soldiers against violence everywhere. >> we are soldiers. we're out here in the rain, cold, doing what we do. >> s.a.v.e. was started in 2010 by the pastor at oakland's true vine ministries church after a member of his congregation was shot and killed. >> we sort of took a page from the civil right's movement where they would go to the lunch counters and sit in until they were arrested. so we do stand-ins. we go to the community where someone has been murdered and we go and protest in the community about the violence. >> we are here to support you, let you know that your grandson will never be forgotten. >> i'm here today to support my grandson, aaron, that was killed last month. actually on november 24th. so i'm here to support him to let everyone know that he did have a family. these are our babies. please put these guns away. >> julia ford's grandson was one of oakland's 131 homicide victims in 2012. the murder rates have
in the city. they're concerned about keeping their workers, picking their crops so they can make a decent profit, what they think is a decent profit. if they don't and i say, there's legalization, they're going to have to pay higher wages and that's going to mean an impact on consumers at the grocery stores. one thing the growers wanted to hear and haven't heard it heretofore, that's an idea of a guest worker program. many people on the conservative front are trying to push this, saying that this is going to stem illegal immigration in the future because you'll have a way that people can come back and forth and the growers can have people picking their crops and everyone's going to be happy. except big labor, a frks lrfl-c community groups are against a program because they find it unseemly and less inhiumane. what if someone comes in and wants citizenship? with the bacero program, if it comes out in the ensuing weeks, you do have something that addresses future immigration and that's something that proponents for a bacera program says is good. that you have something that will address il
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